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Transformational Scholars Application Process

Below outlines the timeline and process for prospective students interested in the 2028 cohort.

Invitation to Apply

In early-December, the Transformational Scholars Program will issue invitations to apply to prospective first-year NC State students who have applied for fall 2024 admission. This invitation gives each student access to the Transformational Scholars Program online application. The invitation is sent to the email address listed on the student’s general NC State application. The application is accessible via Pack ASSIST.

To be considered to receive an invitation to apply, a student must:

  • Submit the general NC State application by Nov. 1, 2023, or January 15th, 2024.
  • Indicate financial need (confirmed via the FAFSA. See the ‘Free Application for Federal Student Aid Submission’ below)
  • Be a resident of an Eastern North Carolina county
  • Demonstrate their commitment to returning to Eastern North Carolina to teach
  • Demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrate their commitment to the teaching profession

The Transformational Scholarships Program Application

The question on the Transformational Scholars Program application will focus on students’ knowledge and dedication to innovative teaching. Students will have the option to submit their application for priority review. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2024. A committee composed of NC State faculty, staff, and education and community leaders from Eastern North Carolina will review all applications.

Transformational Scholars Interview Process

Transformational Scholars finalists will be selected and notified in late January and invited to participate in a virtual interview. Finalists will participate in interviews conducted by the review committee that will take place in late-February 2024.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid Submission

Applicants must submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 31, 2024. The information reported via FAFSA is used to verify self-reported income data on the Transformational Scholars Program application.

Recipient Selection and Notification

The review committee will select the Transformational Scholars after the finalist interviews in mid-February 2024. Recipients will be notified in early March.

Students selected to be a Transformational Scholar must notify the College of Education by April 15, 2024, their acceptance of the scholarship offer. Transformational Scholars should confirm their enrollment in NC State by May 1, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage you to review our FAQ for additional information about eligibility, financial aid, and participation in Transformational Scholars.

Contact Us

Trisha Mackey

Director, Transformational Scholarships Program